Grief is a process that begins after the breaking of a bond and extends to the period of its elaboration – when the grieving individual returns, again, to the outside world. Grief is an essential process that allows us to rebuild and reorganize after the breakup of a bond. It is an emotional, psychic and cognitive challenge which we all must deal with. It includes transforming and giving a new sense to the relationship with what was lost.
Contrary to what many think, the grieving process can occur by: death of a human being, death of a pet, marriage breakup, retirement, dismissal from work, immigration, aging, sickness, and various other kinds of disruption.
Reactions to the loss of something meaningful often include preventing and/or temporary lack of interest in carrying out the daily activities of life, social isolation, intruding thoughts and feelings of longing and sadness, which vary and evolve…
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